The 2021 Oscars Hair That We Can’t Get Enough Of


What felt like the longest (and weirdest) award season ever officially came to a close on Sunday night with the arrival of the 93rd Academy Awards. For Hollywood’s biggest night, our favorite A-listers gathered at Los Angeles’ Union Station for a small, in-person and largely maskless ceremony that honored the best in film.

The covid-19-era award show opened like a movie, broadcasting a title sequence similar to that of any leading Hollywood film. While there wasn’t an official Oscars host this year, Regina King “unofficially” stepped up to the plate of delivering a powerfully candid opening monologue that gave a nod to the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case.

Other standout moments came from “Best Supporting Actor” winner Daniel Kaluuya who managed to embarrass his mom in his acceptance speech and Glenn Close stealing the show with her “Da Butt” dance.

But, we must admit that most exciting was seeing the return of the red carpet. At long last, we got to see spectacular hairstyles in all their glory (and without the assistance of Zoom!). Celebs and their glam teams delivered on all fronts, turning out gorgeous waves, chic updos, and head-turning cuts that we couldn’t help but obsess over.

Ahead, see all of the best hair looks from the 2021 Oscars.

Tiara Thomas

Not only did Tiara Thomas win the award for “Best Original Song” last night, but she also won us over with her cornrows and laid edges that came courtesy of  her hairstylist Rachel Aladdin.

Andra Day

Andra Day turned major heads on the red carpet with her cascade of curls that were styled in loose updo by her hairstylist Tony Medina. To create this gorge look, he used GHD hot tools and Schwarzkopf hair products.

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan was the epitome of elegance sporting a chic twisted updo styled by her hairstylist Jenny Cho.

Chloe Zhao

Chloe Zhao made history last night as the first woman of color to win the Oscar for “Best Director.” For the momentous occasion, she stayed true to her signature laid-back style rocking a set of braided pigtails.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry got everyone talking last night when she stepped out on the red carpet sporting a brand new haircut. Her bold micro bob and baby bangs came courtesy of her hairstylist Sara Seward.

Celeste Waite

We always love seeing natural hair on the red carpet and Celeste Waite’s voluminous crown of curls were truly a sight to behold!


Zendaya gave a major nod to Cher with her ‘70s inspired Oscar look that featured waist-grazing textured waves styled by hairstylist Larry Sims.

Emerald Fennell

“Original Screenplay” winner Emerald Fennell looked stunning as ever with her blown-out strands that were parted down the center.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie had us all swooning over her textured low ponytail and those eye-brow skimming bangs. To create this chic look, her hairstylist Bryce Scarlett used all GHD hair tools.

Regina King

Regina King totally came to slay the red carpet with her blunt bang styled by hairstylist Larry Sims.


H.E.R brought some serious glamour to the red carpet with her gorgeous waves created by hairstylist Nina Monique.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis made a major statement on the red carpet with her bold fro-hawk styled by hairstylist Jamika Wilson — who notably (alongside Mia Neal) became the first Black women to win for “Best Hair and Makeup” at the Oscars.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried served up major retro vibes with her classic finger waves waves and low bun created by hairstylist Renato Campora.

Which look was your favorite of the night? Share with us below!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch:

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